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XENON Headlights, white lights, etc.

Ok, I'm not an FJ owner just yet, but I'm on my way. I searched, but couldn't find much. Has anyone installed Xenon's, or any other HD bulbs for headlights? If so, how bright are they, and what brand? Additionally, what size light bulbs are necessary? Thanks!!!!
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Re: XENON Headlights, white lights, etc.

PIAA Extreme White. They are twice as bright as the stock and the light beams are Super White.

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Re: XENON Headlights, white lights, etc.

I replaced the stock bulbs with Sylvania "SilverStars". The low beams are great and the high beams are brilliant. They cost $35-$40 a pair.
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Re: XENON Headlights, white lights, etc.

What is the part #, and size that I need to get? 9003, etc?
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Any H4 bulb will fit your headlights.
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Re: XENON Headlights, white lights, etc.

most will tell you that you shold probably retro fit projectors so that it can control the beam of the xenon. I think if you dont its a good idea to stick to the Piaa bulbs that were recommended.

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Re: XENON Headlights, white lights, etc.

Im by no means a lighting expert, and I DO understand why people say not to put HIDs in a non HID vehicle that has projector lights. The bulb and light output must be a certain distance away to focus the beam exactly, but the FJ doesn't, its just a reflector light. Why would it be a bad idea to put HIDs in the FJ? I don't follow the reasoning with it just being a reflector light housing.


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Re: XENON Headlights, white lights, etc.

Ah, H4's. That's the rub for HID's, the dual-filament nature of the stock H4 makes it a little tricky to position the glowing gas orb of the HID in *both* the spots created by each of the H4's elements.

There was at least one firm trying to sell a HID H4 replacement that mechanically shifted the bulb in/out to try to simulate the two positions of the H4 filaments (low-beam, high-beam).

On motorcycles, most just give up, get H4 HID replacement bulb(s) targeted for the "low-beam" placement, then fit aux driving lights to replace the high beam.

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i just baught a set of THESE off ebay for 25 bucks. they work just fine and like them a lot. for 25 bux you might as well try them out.

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Re: XENON Headlights, white lights, etc.

^^^ Sorry to tell you this, but with a TINTED bulb like that, especially one that blue, your loosing light output. Its a fact. Those will SUCK in the rain. From my experiences on other cars HIDs>SilverStars>Stock> ANYTHING ELSE.


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